No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the Art Institute. Consistently rated among the world’s top museums by TripAdvisor travelers, the Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Explore the Renzo Piano¬–designed Modern Wing and its extraordinary collection of works by Chagall, Dalí, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock, and visit the Ryan Learning Center, a free space offering programs and art-making activities for the whole family. With a wide variety of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, performance programs, and more, the Art Institute has something for everyone!
Hours: The museum is open Monday 11:00–5:00; closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday 11:00–8:00; and Friday through Sunday 11:00-5:00. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Admission: Complete admission information is available at artic.edu/visit. Purchase tickets online or take advantage of CityPASS for up to 50% off combined admission to the Windy City’s top attractions.
A list of hotel partners offering exclusive packages that include museum admission is available at artic.edu/visit/visiting-chicago. Professional events: The Art Institute offers gallery spaces, gardens, and auditoriums for gatherings large and small. Our professional planning experts create everything from catered receptions with private gallery viewing to elegant dinners in the Art Institute's unique event spaces. To view our event spaces and begin planning your upcoming event please visit artic.edu/about/event-planning.